Name: Monique Burkland Matthews
Position: Outside Hitter
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Height: 6-0
DOB: 8/11/1989
Birthplace: Reno, Nev.
Hometown: Ardmore, Okla.
High School: Plainview High School (Ardmore, Okla.) ‘08
College: University of Central Oklahoma
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2012, 2016, 2020); Three-time Paralympic medalist (2 golds, 1 silver)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – silver
  • Years of participation: 2010, 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 3 (3 silvers)
  • Silver – 2018; 2014; 2010
Personal: Grandfather’s name is Ray Bachmeier and grandmother is Bev Bachmeier...Has one older brother, Josh, and a younger brother, Cody...Attended Plainview High School where she was an All-State softball player...She also participated in track and basketball...Most admires her grandparents because, "they are very strong and caring people who would do anything for their family. They have been my No. 1 supporters since day one."...Her favorite professional teams are the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers...USAV Women’s Sitting Player of the Year (2015, 2017, 2019)...Named Best Server at the 2017 World ParaVolley Super 6...Became an amputee after her foot was smashed between two forklifts during an accident at work...Married husband Landon Matthews in 2016...Hobbies include playing with her nieces and nephew, playing with her cats, and watching zombie movies.